The Republic of Ireland will once again face Italy, Sweden and Luxembourg during qualifying for the 2023 European U21 Championship.
Group F consist of six teams, the three listed above, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Ireland. The games are due to proceed in March of this year and will come to an end in June 2022.
The Irish side, led by Jim Crawford who replaced Stephen Kenny as U21 manager following Kenny’s promotion to the senior set-up, failed to qualify for the European Championships this summer after they finished third behind Italy and Iceland respectively.
The nine group winners will qualify for the major tournament which will be co-hosted by Romania and Georgia alongside the best runner-up (does not include results against bottom-placed sides). The host nations automatically qualify for the championships.
The remaining eight runner-ups will face each other to decide the final four nations to qualify. These games will take place in September of next year.
2023 U21 European Championships draw
Group F: Italy, Sweden, Republic of Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Luxembourg